Jun 14, 2024  
2015-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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491B Pawley Hall • (248) 370-4179 • Fax (248) 370-4141   (map)

Lisa D. Hawley
435F Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2841

Professors emeriti:
Jane Goodman, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Luellen Ramey, Ph.D., University of Florida
Howard Splete, Ph.D., Michigan State University

James T. Hansen, Ph.D., University of Detroit

Associate professors:
Thomas W. Blume, Ph.D., Texas Technological
Michael P. Chaney, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Robert S. Fink, Ph.D., State University of New York,
Lisa D. Hawley, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Todd W. Leibert, Ph.D., University of Florida
Brian J. Taber, Ph.D., Kent State University


Assistant professors:
Stephanie A. Crockett, Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Jennifer Matthews, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Visiting assistant professor:
Terrance McClain, M.A., Oakland University

Advanced specializations

The department offers advanced specializations for current students who desire to specialize at the master’s level and for post-master students who wish to add advanced skills. (Specializations may be taken concurrently with the master’s program.) Admission to specializations is limited and competitive. Prospective students can obtain admission information from the specialization coordinator. Students who are admitted are expected to complete the specializations in sequence and within one calendar year. Each specialization consists of advanced theoretical coursework, advanced techniques and an advanced clinical internship.

A post-master’s school counseling specialization for students without teacher certification is available through Professional Development.

Ethical standards and counselor fitness

Oakland University’s CACREP accreditation obligates the program to comply with-and to ensure that its students comply with-the American Counseling Association’s 2005 Code of Ethics. The Code holds counselors and counseling students accountable for their competence and acknowledges times when “physical, mental, or emotional problems are likely to harm a client or others …” (Section F.8.b). It requires that “Counselor educators, throughout ongoing evaluation and appraisal, are aware of and address the inability of some students to achieve counseling competencies” and requires faculty to “assist students and supervisees in securing remedial assistance when needed, seek professional consultation and document their decision to dismiss or refer students for assistance …” (Section F.9.b).

Applicants to Oakland’s counseling program are assessed for interpersonal competence in the admission process, and those rated unacceptable on academic or personal fitness for counseling will not be admitted. Students are assessed for fitness throughout their coursework, including practical experience courses in which performance is an essential part of the grade. A student whose ethical behavior or psychological health is questionable will be reviewed according to published departmental policies and may be referred for external evaluation. Such evaluation may lead to a remediation plan or dismissal from the program.



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